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2:45 AM ET, June 26, 2011

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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
From @-reply triage to journalistic meme-tracking: How NPR may scale Andy Carvin's Twitter curation  —  On a busy day, Andy Carvin gets 2,000 Twitter @-replies.  Which, wow.  We all experience, in some way or another, information overload; Carvin experiences it on a whole different level.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Front pages in NY feature historic passage of same-sex marriage law  —  Late Friday night, the New York State Senate passed by 33 to 29 a law that gives same-sex partners the right to marry.  Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the law almost 90 minutes later, at 11:55 p.m. Thirty days from its passage …
Pcrossfield / Civil Eats:
Why Laying Off Ag Reporter Philip Brasher is Bad for Food  —  Well-known DC-based agriculture reporter Philip Brasher was just let go by the Des Moines Register.  His reporting also often appeared in USA Today; both papers are owned by the parent company Gannett.
Discussion: Gannett Blog and The Rural Blog
Charlie Beckett:
WikiLeaks As Journalism  —  Journalist?  —  This is another small clip from an early draft of a book I am writing about the significance of WikiLeaks.  To be published by Polity in the autumn:  —  In this early phase we see how WikiLeaks is constantly evolving away from its pure ‘Wiki’ format …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Adding context to content”: Swift River gets Knight funding to tackle the problem of real-time verification  —  One of the biggest challenges news organizations face is the real-time aspect of newsgathering: the massive problem that is making sense of the torrent of information that floods in when breaking-news events take place.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Bonnier Revs Up Magazine Licensing Efforts  —  Bonnier Corp., publisher of Popular Science and Parenting, has been buying up print in recent years, absorbing Time Inc.'s enthusiast magazines and smaller acquisitions like Working Mother Media and then-Hachette Filipacchi Media's hobby titles.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Brian Kennedy Returns to ABC as Executive Director of Newsgathering Operations  —  CBS News executive Brian Kennedy is returning to ABC News as executive director of newsgathering operations.  Kennedy had been executive director of digital newsgathering for CBS News.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Fair use isn't much good if you can't afford it  —  All around us, the web is enabling an explosion of “remix culture,” in which bits and pieces of text, images and video are cut and spliced to create new forms of art.  Whatever you think of the specific outcomes of this process …
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Why did The Post deport Jose Antonio Vargas's story?  —  Journalists are not public officeholders, nor do they manage public funds.  But they do hold, precariously, a public trust.  And at the foundation of that trust is the pledge to tell the truth, or at least to get as close to it as they can.
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Comcast has to sit on its hands while Hulu drama plays out  —  Imagine owning a big chunk of a company and having no say in its operations or future.  —  That's the position Comcast Corp. finds itself in with regard to Hulu, the online video site that consists primarily of content from its owners who …
Discussion: MediaPost
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Tea Partiers Create Their Own TV Show and Production Company (Exclusive) … Those who belong to the conservative movement known as the Tea Party are acutely aware of the power of popular culture, so they have been cautiously delving into the creation of entertainment that promotes their values.
MediaShift Idea Lab:
How Newsrooms Can Win Back Their Reputations  —  The journalism industry ships lemons every day.  Our newsrooms have a massive quality control problem.  According to the best counts we have, more than half of stories contain mistakes — and only 3 percent of those errors are ever fixed.
 
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From Techmeme:

Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

 
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